About Us

Learn more about the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.


Descriptions of completed and in-progress health workforce studies by the WWAMI RHRC.


Links to findings from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC.


Presentations and posters from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC


CHWS and RHRC attend the NW Rural Health Conference
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New RHI Hub – Rural Monitor article features work from RHRC
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Susan Skillman receives WRHA Leah Layne Memorial Health Leadership Award
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RHRC investigator Sue Skillman explains health care’s transition from a volume-based system to a value-based system.
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About Us

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) is one of seven rural health research centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to perform policy-oriented research on issues related to rural health care.
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Rural Health Research Center

Recent Publications

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Moore TE Overcoming Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Recommendations from Rural Physicians The Journal of Rural Health Volume 34, Issue 4 Pages: 333-438Read More
Andrilla CHA, Coulthard C, Larson EH, Patterson DG, Moore TE Projected Contributions of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants to Buprenorphine Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas Medical Care Research and Review Read More
Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Wong JL, Larson EH Different Populations Served by the Medicare Home Health Benefit: Comparison of Post-acute versus Community-entry Home Health in Rural Areas Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington Policy Brief #165Read More

Recent Presentations

Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Patterson DG, Larson EH Medication Assisted Treatment and the Rural Provider Workforce Northwest Rural Health Conference, Spokane, WA, March 27, 2018.Read More
Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Larson EH, Patterson DG Projected Contributions of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Buprenorphine Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Places Association of American Medical Colleges Health Workforce Research Conference, Tysons Corner, VARead More
Andrilla CHA, Larson EH, Patterson DG, Garberson LA Supply and distribution of the behavioral health workforce in rural America Rural Health Research Gateway webinarRead More